S.A. Road Trip: Brazil & Chile

Sarah Brosi

Brazil

Cities:

  • The first city I visited was Brasilia. It has a population of 2.5 million people. It was most likely due to its weather and many natural resources.
  • Next was Rio de Janeiro, with a population of 6.32 million. Like Brasilia, it has many natural resources and good weather, and with access to the Atlantic, even more resources and easy transportation.

Landmark:

  • Christ the Redeemer, a monument placed on Mount Corcovado that was made in 1922. It's super tall, standing at 125 feet!

Culture:

  • There are a lot of different racial backgrounds found in Brazil. There are Portuguese, European, African, and many more different people found there.
  • In Brazil, there are many popular things. Soccer would be a main one. A few others would include food, bright and colorful fashion, music, and dancing.
Economy:


  • Most people in Brazil earn a living through either farming or the automotive industry.
  • Brazil has so many natural resources. Some of them are different metals, gems, and timber.

Famous event:


  • During my time in Brazil, I attended Oktoberfest. Although this festival is traditionally a German event, it is highly supported in Brazil.
  • It is so famous simply due to the huge number of attendees. Hundreds of thousands of people gather to eat, drink, and celebrate all things German.
  • Oktoberfest was first created in 1810, but was just horse races. In 1811, more events were added.

Chile

Cities:

  • First city was Santiago. It has a population of 5.13 million people. It was built for the benefit of farmland.
  • Then was Santa Cruz. It has a population of 32.4 million people. My guess as to why it was built is because of the crops the people were able to grow.

Landmark:

  • Torres del Paine National Park is located nearest to the city of Puerto Natales. It was established in 1959 originally named Grey Lake National Tourism Park, but then changed to its current name in 1970.

Culture:

  • The Chilean culture consists mainly of Spanish and native (mostly Mapuche). The most popular things within this culture is music, literature, arts, and food.

Economy:


  • People in Chile tend to earn a living through agriculture, finance, and tourism. Natural resources in Chile include fish (mainly salmon), forestry, and some metals.